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What's New: The Importance of Being Autonomous
by Jackson Petsche | April 5, 2014
In a letter to Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno once wrote, "l'art pour l'art is... in need of a defense." This strange and somewhat cryptic remark is interesting coming from a Marxist critic who made several criticisms of "l'art pour l'art" or art for art's sake.
Bullet #964: The Emergence of the New Left Party in Slovenia
by Gal Kirn | April 4, 2014
Only a few years ago anyone advocating socialism in the Slovenian public media was seen either as an old nostalgic decrying 'good old times' and Josip Broz Tito, or as a leftist extremist, who in the political spectrum does not sit far away from the extreme right-wingers.
What's New: Economies in Transition
| April 3, 2014
The world's economy has gone through massive changes over the past quarter century or so. As we've analyzed them in this special issue of Canadian Dimension, these changes include the transition from state socialism to state capitalism in Russia and China and their incorporation into a world of global capitalism.
by Dene Moore | April 3, 2014
The death records of tens of thousands of First Nations children who died during the time residential schools were operating in Canada have been handed over to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Several provincial governments gave up the records to the commission, which will now cross-reference the information with student lists to determine who among the children died while in the care of the church-run schools and where they might be buried.
| April 2, 2014
Prolonged economic crises are breeding grounds for radical ideas and movements. Canada during the Great Depression of the 1930s, one of capitalism's worst crises, was no exception to this rule. It was during the grip of the Depression that the predecessor of the NDP, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), would emerge with its labour-oriented, democratic socialist vision, making gains in the polls and forming the official opposition in various provinces across the country.
| April 2, 2014
Barely two years after assuming office François Hollande finds himself to be the most unpopular French president in history. This past Sunday his Parti socialiste suffered serious defeats in local and municipal elections as French voters either abstained or supported parties of the Right.
What's New: What's really going on in Venezuela?
| April 1, 2014
This is what's really going on in Venezuela since January 2014.
Quebec Election 2014 April 22, 2014
UK has 'worst quality of life in Europe' April 22, 2014
Follow the Money, Part 4 -- Who owns the National Post? April 22, 2014
Austerity in Greece caused more than 500 male suicides April 22, 2014
CLC 2014 Candidate for President Primer April 22, 2014
Leadership for a Bold Labour Movement April 22, 2014
In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin April 22, 2014
Seattle's Elite Begin Their Counter Attack April 21, 2014
The Rise of the Digital Proletariat April 21, 2014
White-Collar World April 21, 2014In The News archive:
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|Dayschool: A School on Fighting Austerity|
Solidarity Against Austerity presents:
A School on Fighting Austerity
Join activists and organizers from across Ottawa – Gatineau, and speakers from Quebec and Ontario for a day of presentations, discussions and debates about the realities of austerity and how to fight against it
* Global Austerity, Global Resistance
* Learning From Our Past
* Fighting Austerity Today
* Beyond Current Struggles
Speakers include: Jeremie Bedard-Wien, Natalie Mehra, J. C. Parrot, Ben Powless, Rosemary Warskett, Dave Bush, Kelly O'Sullivan, David McNally.
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